Category: Better Writing

3 Little-Used Writer’s Productivity Tools

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The writers I know are always looking for a way to improve their output. Here are three things that have worked for me and my clients and will probably work for you. A door you can close When you’re writing, distractions are the devil. You want to minimize interruptions so that when you get in the flow of good  »  Read More

Do you really write better under deadline pressure?

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John has a book contract. I know that because he told me when he contacted me about getting some advice on his book. Our first session was weird. We discussed his concept. He seemed to be clear on who would buy his book and why. He was familiar with the material. When I asked him about the deadline. He gave me a date  »  Read More

Oh, I have writer’s block! Whatever shall I do?!

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I can’t imagine the contractor who’s working at our house coming into my office and saying, “Wally, I don’t know how I’m going to finish the bathroom. I’ve got contractor’s block!” My father was a preacher for more than 60 years I don’t remember hearing anything about “Preacher’s block.” Writers  »  Read More

Are writers workshops worth it?

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Author and editor Brenda Covert loves writers workshops. “I love writers workshops! It’s a change of pace from my daily routine, and that stimulates my imagination. I tend to get great new ideas in writing workshops along with the motivation to tackle them before the euphoria wears off. I enjoy meeting  »  Read More

Better Writing: If writing is important to you …

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He cornered me at one of our monthly fish fries. He said he was a writer. He wanted to talk about writing. But it turned out that was all he wanted to do. He hadn’t actually written anything in over a year. It’s easy to say that writing is important to you. Acting like writing is important takes discipline. If  »  Read More

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